Kate Howey MBE

20 April 2011

Sport/Event: Judo

Date of Birth: 1973, Great Britain

Height: 170cm

Weight: 69kg

Former University of bath student, Kate Howey MBE is the only British judoka to have competed at four Olympic Games. Kate is also the only British woman to have won two Olympic judo medals (silver at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, and bronze at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona). She was awarded the MBE for services to judo in 1997.

She was also selected to carry the British flag at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

She announced her retirement from competition on October 27, 2004, having competed in the women’s under 70kg weight category for 16 years.

Kate then became a British Judo Association National High Performance Coach. She played a key role in preparing the GB judo team for the London 2012 Olympic Games alongside Darren Warner.

She coached Gemma Gibbons, who became the next UK woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Gibbons won a silver at London 2012.

Career highlights:
5th – Senior World Championships, 2003
Gold – Barcelona Open, 2003
Silver – Senior World Championships, 2001
Silver – Sydney Olympic Games, 2000
Bronze – Senior World Championships, 1999
Bronze – Senior European Championships, 1998
Gold – Senior World Championships, 1997
Bronze – Senior European Championships, 1997
Bronze – Senior European Championships, 1995
Bronze – Senior European Championships, 1994
Silver – Senior World Championships, 1993
Bronze – Senior European Championships, 1993
Bronze – Barcelona Olympic Games, 1992

Biography sourced from British Judo Association and wikipedia.

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